Racing Nippers ’68

Posted: January 31, 2020 at 1:54 pm

1968. Racing nippers spraying water. The Wanda surf club (top right) sat high on the hill, and the Elouera surf club (mid shot) had recently been constructed. Tim Vanderlaan photo collection.


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Wanda SLSC ’68

Posted: January 31, 2020 at 1:52 pm

1968. Wanda SLSC nipper group competing in the Sunday morning wadding race. Tim Vanderlaan Photo Collection

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Gary Birdsall

Posted: January 31, 2020 at 1:43 pm

Surf history buffs know all about Gary Birdsall. They probably even know where he lives, but he’s never sought the limelight and if you haven’t been paying attention you might have missed him. Shaper, designer, artist and much more, Marcus James’ story of this much-travelled goofyfoot is a ripper as are the classic photos from Bob Weeks, Albe Falzon and Jack Eden. By way of full disclosure there is a Jack Eden photo of Gary on my living room wall so I reckon if you don’t enjoy this, in the immortal words of The Silver Bodgie “you’re a bum!”.From Vol 19 no 5 Pacific Longboarder


From Vol 19 no 5 Pacific Longboarder.

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Wanda Beach ’68

Posted: January 31, 2020 at 1:39 pm

1968. Wanda nippers diving for the beach flags. Hard to believe but there were a bunch of houses in what is now a park north of the Wanda lifeguards building. From memory this was Mrs Whitings home. Tim Vanderlaan Photo collection


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Bobby Brown Memorial Contest ’68

Posted: January 31, 2020 at 1:20 pm

10th and 11th January 1968…The inaugural Bobby Brown Memorial contest won by Midget Farrely from the pages of Surf International Magazine VOL1 # 5


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Jack Eden

Posted: December 18, 2019 at 1:39 pm

je. Pioneering surf photographer of the 1960’s, and seen here in various shots taken during the longboard revival of the 1990’s. RIP Jack. Tim Vanderlaan Photos

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Bobby Brown

Posted: December 18, 2019 at 1:24 pm

Cronulla legend Bobby Brown image by Bob Evans


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Graham Ferris Surfboards

Posted: December 9, 2019 at 2:36 pm

Adv from Australian Surfer Magazine 1961


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Terry Tumeth RIP

Posted: October 13, 2019 at 4:02 pm

Cronulla Point early 60s


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Terry Tossle Tumeth

Posted: October 13, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Cronulla 60s well known surfing identity Terry Tossle Tumeth passed away recently and on the 13/10/19 many of his friends gathered at Sandshoes to celebrate his life. Photos Chris Stroh

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Gary Birdsall


Terry Brown


The paddle out


The boys


Big turnout to farewell Tossle

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Fred Farmer


Veage with Tossles surfboard


Graham Ferris, Dave Coppleson and Dave Wilson right.

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